- Rescue Mission
- Back2Life Program - Job and Housing Placement
- Men's Recovery
- Medical Clinic
- Family Services
- The Learning Center
About Cityteam Oakland
Cityteam Oakland is located in the heart of downtown. The doors of the mission are open to the city's poor, hopeless and homeless. Together, the staff and volunteers in Oakland are working towards an empowered, changed and new Oakland.
In Oakland, Cityteam is carrying on the work that the Oakland Peniel Mission began in 1897, providing hot meals, safe shelter, showers, and clean clothing to this city's homeless population. Cityteam in Oakland also has a wonderful, caring medical staff that provides medical attention for those in need. A recovery program is in place for men that are on a road of destruction from drugs and alcohol. Our community outreach comes alongside low income families in Oakland struggling to make ends meet. Our Learning Center is bridging the gap in education, equipping those we serve to succeed in life.
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We are excited to introduce Cityteam Oakland's new City Director, David Jackson.
David is an Oakland native and a dynamic leader with 20+ years of ministry and community experience. As a businessman he has been instrumental in finding jobs for our Cityteam graduates, as well as ...Read More
We are also excited for Ben McBride (our previous City Director) as he moves into a new leadership role with PICO California (Pacific Institute for Community Organizations) and continues to be the founder of the Empower Initiative. Ben has been instrumental in ...Read More
What's Happening at Cityteam Oakland
- Help Bring Vets Real Help & Real Hope
- Engage Oakland: Experience Your City, Make an Impact, Awaken Your Soul
- Watch 2014 When Help Meets Hope Video
- "Hope Lived Across the Street" by Ben McBride
- Sometimes Hope Comes in a Packed Grocery Bag
The Gift of New Life at Cityteam
Cityteam Announces Ben McBride, Director of Cityteam Oakland, Recipient of Awards
Ben McBride, Cityteam Director and Cityteam were honor to receive two awards from the City of Oakland. Ben McBride, Director of Cityteam Oakland was honored to receive the Non-Profit Leader of the Year Award in Oakland. Additionally, the Oakland Police Foundation honored Cityteam with the Neighborhood Champion Award. The City of Oakland and the Oakland Police Foundation recognized Cityteam's Friday Night Prayer Walks as a significant contributor to the decrease in violent crimes. Ben is working with the Police Department and other government officials to find better solutions that directly help individuals overcome their criminal behavior and help them get employment and personal mentorship.
Experience Your City, Make an Impact, Awaken Your Soul
Engage is a forty-eight hour catalyst experience with Cityteam. Launch into a radical faith adventure and do things you've never done before as you explore the inner city and God's power at work in the midst of it's challenges.
Come see the value of your presence and observe first-hand the move of God happening in Oakland. Learn More
by Ben McBride
She grew up in a middle class family. She played in their big backyard almost every day with her friends. This happy little girl was never short of food, clothing or love. Then, as a teen, Elaine's life took a turn she never expected. She met a boy, became pregnant and had her first child — a son. The boyfriend left her to struggle alone as a single mother. Elaine worked hard to provide a home, food and loving care for her baby. A few years later, she met and married a man who was much like her father — energetic, caring and hardworking. Together they had a second child — another son.